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One of the most respected news magazines in the world, Morning Edition airs Monday through Friday on more than 660 NPR stations across the United States, and around the globe on NPR's international services.

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WAMC News
7:57 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the U.S. and state budget.

Hudson Valley News
7:25 am
Thu March 19, 2015

UPDATE: Amber Alert For Four Sullivan Children Cancelled

Alfred Franklin Jr., father of the children.

UPDATE:  11am - New York State Police are now reporting that the AMBER ALERT has been cancelled. The children have been safely recovered.

MONTICELLO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for four young children after police say they were abducted in upstate New York by a couple who had lost custody of the kids.

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Strange News
7:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Ending The Over-Under Debate On Toilet Paper

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Around the Nation
6:50 am
Thu March 19, 2015

He's Fixing A Hole

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Weather
6:48 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Meteorologist Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

Credit WNYT

Here's NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

Mostly sunny and breezy today.  Highs in the lower to mid 30's

Increasing clouds tonight.  Lows in the upper teens.

Cloudy tomorrow with snow developing from south to north from mid-morning into the mid-afternoon.  Highs in the lower 30's.

Sports
5:52 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Sports Report: NCAA Field Of 64 Set; UConn Knocked Out Of NIT

NCAA:

In men's college basketball, Arizona State knocked 2014 NCAA champion UConn out in the first round of this year's National Invitation Tournament, 68-61 last night. UConn senior guard Ryan Boatright missed the first game of his four-year career due to a left shoulder injury. Shaq McKissic scored 22 points for Arizona State. Rodney Purvis led UConn with 19 points.

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Middle East
5:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Benjamin Netanyahu And Washington

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 7:14 am

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Business
5:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Blue Shield Of California Loses Its Tax-Exempt Status

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 6:03 am

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Television
5:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Swagger On Display At 'Empire' Season Finale Parties

Jamal (played by Jussie Smollett) and Cookie (played by Taraji P. Henson) attend the all white party in the "The Lyon's Roar" episode of Empire.
Matt Dinnerstein FOX

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 12:18 pm

Last night was Empire's season finale, and at one of D.C.'s biggest Empire watch parties, a sharply dressed crowd of hundreds is huddled around every flat-screen in The Stone Fish Grill Lounge downtown.

"Here we go! Here we go! Here we go, come on everyone! Round of applause!" shouts one of the hosts for the night. "It's Empire time!"

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Middle East
5:02 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Filmmakers Find A Different Way To Show The Syrian Conflict

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A film said to be made in Syria shows a man on a chair. You can't really see where he is - maybe some cafe. But it's quiet. The camera never moves. The man looks at his hands. He stays silent for 40 seconds. At last, he speaks.

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